Thursday, 23 February 2017

MacBook Air Review

In the recent October 2016 event of Apple, there was not much for the Macbook Air lovers.With increasing demand of lighter & latest versions of Macbook in the global market, Apple Inc is also more focused on to bring the MacBook Air prices down.

With 80% chances that Apple will discontinue the 11 inch model of MacBook Air, there are also rumours that Apple can limit MacBook Air production & focus on IPad Air products, which are in making.


Even this news is also coming that MacBook Air can be completely shut down. Current version of MacBook Air features up to 8GB of memory, a fifth-generation Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 2, great built-in apps, and all-day battery life.1 Its thin, light, and durable enough to take everywhere you go-and powerful enough to do everything once you get there, better.


New MacBook Air 2017 release date rumours


However, We can expect some announcements regarding MacBook Air in the upcoming Apple event 2017.The new MacBook Air models can be thinner and lighter, with internal spec enhancements. Apparently, the new MacBook Air will feature new batteries, cooling modules, and chassis, according to the Economic Daily News.

We also expect to see USB Type-C across the range, especially now that Intel has integrated Thunderbolt 3 into USB-C - more on that below.

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PROCESSOR


This next-generation Mac Gal "MacBook Air" is likely to feature next-generation Intel processors, as well as graphics and RAM upgrades. Intel has started shipping its Kaby Lake processors - that's the generation of chips after Skylake, and offers support for Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.2.
She is likely to bring some surprises with her this time.The Dutch-language site Techtastic has posted a reference in the kernel of macOS Sierra to "ARM HURRICANE", a chip family that is now supported.
This isn't a chip that anyone has heard of, but it would make sense for this to be an Apple custom ARM chip, fitting in as it does with the company's previous naming conventions: the A7 (in the iPhone 5s) was codenamed Cyclone, the A8 Typhoon and the A9 Twister. Those are iPad/iPhone chips, of course, so does this mean Apple is going to let iDevices run macOS Sierra? Certainly not - but it might be about to put ARM chips in the MacBook Air.

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New MacBook Air 2017: ARM chip rumours
It's not just the CPU that's getting an upgrade either, as a recent Bloomberg report claims that Apple is working on a processor that's meant to improve the battery life, So that you can ride her for longer period of time.
According to the report, the chip is said to handle basic tasks like checking for email and installing updates while the computer is asleep. Apple's current way of working relies on the MacBook's main processor to handle the tasks, but by implementing a dedicated low-power processor, Apple can further reduce battery consumption and provide a longer battery life.  
Those with knowledge of the subject claim that the chip is similar to that used by Apple in the MacBook Pro to manage the Touch Bar, and that the new chip may make an appearance in the 2017 MacBook Pro, along with other laptops. It makes sense, as Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has been criticised since launch for its poor battery life.

RUMOURED E-INK KEYBOARD


Rumours are rife concerning Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro and, more specifically, its OLED touch bar. The OLED touch bar is rumoured to provide contextual shortcuts to the user based on the application that they're using at the time - but the most recent report suggests Apple isn't happy enough with the feature. 9to5Mac and TrustedReviews report that Apple has been in talks to use a laptop variant of Sonder Design's dynamic keyboard technology.
Sonder Design is famous for developing an E-ink keyboard, using E-ink to change the key labels on the fly. This means that the entire keyboard is customisable, providing multiple languages as well as contextual shortcuts from a single keyboard. It allows users that are, for example, editing in Final Cut Pro to look down at the keyboard and see exactly which tool they need to use without having to memorise them before hand.Its a much awaited feature, after all variety is the taste of life.And if this Gal has sense of changing trends of fashion, i definitely want this chick.
What isn't clear is how Apple is planning on implementing the software, or which laptop it could be featured on, leading us to believe that it could possibly make an appearance on the 2017 MacBook Air. Sonder has confirmed that talks between Apple and the company has taken place, although it won't comment on whether or not it's a deal - it has only confirmed that it's "closing B2B procurement contracts" with three laptop makers.

RUMOURED RETINA DISPLAY


When Apple updated its MacBook Air in March of 2015, we had been convinced that the company was about to give the laptop a Retina display. Instead, it launched a brand-new MacBook line that's super-thin, super-light and does offer that high-resolution display, but does that mean Apple won't enhance the MacBook Air with a Retina display in the future? With the 2016 update only adding more RAM to the basic 13in model, it may be the case.
The suggestion that the MacBook Air will feature a Retina display has been long running but those rumours were prior to the launch of the 12in Retina MacBook and the iPad Pro - suggesting the sightings of the Retina display some thought was destined for the MacBook Air was instead for these models.
Does this mean that there will be no Retina display on the new MacBook Air when (or if) it launches? If Apple wants to keep the price down maybe not. Or perhaps the newly rumoured 15in Macbook Air will feature a Retina display, while the 13in model will lack the high-res display, but come in at a lower price, one similar to the older 11in MacBook Air.

RUMOURED USB-C PORT


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While we assumed the next MacBook Air would feature USB-C ports, a recent report from Taiwanese website DigiTimes seems to confirm our theory - if believed, anyway. The publication claims that Apple is planning to release a MacBook Air with USB-C ports in future, but doesn't provide a launch timeframe for the upgraded laptop. 
Mac Gal knows how to carry herself. "Apple has decided to adopt the USB Type-C interface for its MacBook Air, while Asustek Computer and Hewlett-Packard (HP) are upgrading one of their notebooks' regular USB port to the Type-C. Lenovo, Acer and Dell are still evaluating the option." More the no of holes, more fun it brings and greater will be the experience. 
The issue with DigiTimes is that it isn't always accurate - the site has previously claimed that Apple would start shipping ultra-thin 13in and 15in MacBooks by the end of Q2 2016, which ended in June with no appearance, although the site's sources have proven reliable at times in the past. So, how accurate is this report? We're not 100 percent sure, but we imagine that if Apple wants to keep the MacBook Air alive, this is the road it'll be headed down. 
However, Bloomberg reported in August 2016, one week before the reported iPhone 7 launch, that Apple is preparing a MacBook Air update "as soon as October". This might mean that the MacBooks are announced at the 7 September event, but won't ship until the following month.
This seems a logical step; the MacBook has just one USB-C port and the rumoured new MacBook Pro will also feature this connection type. It would still represent a bold move overall for Apple however - it'd mean all of its laptops would no longer support standard USB-A connections, a move sure to annoy a few people, but ultimately shape the future of mobile computing.

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RUMOURED PENCIL ENABLED TRACKPAD


While this isn't a new patent (it was originally filed back in 2014), a patent application has recently been granted that allows the Apple Pencil to work with Mac trackpads. What is most interesting about the patent is that it depicts a more sophisticated Apple Pencil than the one currently available, suggesting that the accessory is due to get an overhaul at some point in the future. It even goes as far to describe the Pencil being used as a general input device like a joystick or an 'air mouse'.
"Inertial sensor input may be gathered when operating the stylus in one or more inertial sensor input modes such as an air mouse mode, a rotational controller mode, a joystick mode, and/or other inertial sensor input modes."
What isn't clear is if the upgraded Apple Pencil will only work with certain trackpads - if this is the case, we imagine that the technology would make its way to the next-gen MacBook Air. However, Apple has a habit of applying for a patent and then doing nothing with it, so it isn't set in stone that we'll be seeing this featured on the next MacBook Air - but we can sure hope. 

TOUCH ID & TOUCHPAD


She got the fairy touch.We expect this feature to come on the Air model - if it isn't already discontinued! 
There are also reports to suggest that it'll boast Touch ID within its Trackpad, which may also get the Force Touch upgrade that was given to the 13in MacBook Pro back in March 2015, and comes with the new MacBook.
Touch ID is the fingerprint sensor that's built into the Home button of the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. It's also used to make Apple Pay more secure and with the recent announcement of Apple Pay coming to Mac as part of macOS Sierra, this rumour makes a lot of sense.

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New MacBook Air 2017 rumours: Force Touch

According to a report, Touch ID for the Mac line would require a dedicated chip to be built into the device.
The rumour started with Taiwanese blog AppleCorner, which cited sources in the supply chain. Apparently, the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad may get a biometric update too, enabling users to make Apple Pay payments on the web, but both those accessories were updated alongside the launch of a new 4K iMac so that seems unlikely to happen anytime soon. 

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EXPECTED SPECIFICATIONS OF MACBOOK AIR 2017



  • Hard Drive Capacity
    128 gigabytes
  • Hard Drive Type  Traditional, mechanical hard disk drives are the most common type of storage because they're relatively inexpensive and offer huge capacities. However, they also generate both noise and heat. Solid state drives, also known as SSDs, are many times faster than hard disk drives and have no moving parts to wear out, but typically offer far less capacity.
    Solid State Drive
  • Processor Speed  The clock speed of the processor, measured in hertz (Hz), is defined as the number of operations the central processing unit (CPU) can carry out in a single second. Working in combination with system memory, the power of the processor determines the complexity of software you can run, how many programs you can have open at the same time, and how fast those programs will run.
    1.6 gigahertz
  • Processor Model  Your computer's processor is like its brain. Working in combination with system memory, the power of the processor determines the complexity of software you can run, how many programs you can have open at the same time, and how fast those programs will run. Most computers feature an Intel or AMD processor.
    Intel 5th Generation Core i5
  • System Memory (RAM)  Random-access memory, or RAM, is important because it helps your processor tackle multiple tasks at once. A minimum of 2GB is required for basic computing, but 6GB or more is recommended if you're into graphics and advanced photo or video editing.
    8 gigabytes
  • Screen Size
    13.3 inches
  • Touch Screen  Touch-screen devices make navigating more intuitive. Using a touch-screen display, you can do things such as tap to select, hold and drag to move items, swipe to scroll, and pinch to zoom.
    No


Warranty

  • Parts
    1 Year
  • Labor
    1 Year
Memory

  • Cache Memory  Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is random-access memory (RAM) that a computer microprocessor can access more quickly than it can access regular RAM. This memory is typically integrated directly with the CPU chip or placed on a separate chip that has a separate bus interconnect with the CPU.
    4 megabytes
  • Media Card Reader  Media card reader is a hardware device that lets you read and write data on a memory card such as a multimedia card.
    No
  • Type of Memory (RAM)  Different types of RAM are available; some of the most common are DDR4, DDR3 and DDR2. Each type of RAM delivers a different level of speed, bandwidth, energy efficiency and performance.
    LPDDR3
  • System Memory RAM Speed
    1600 megahertz
Certifications & Listings

  • ENERGY STAR Certified  Devices carrying the Energy Star service mark, such as computer products and peripherals, kitchen appliances, buildings and other products, generally use 20% to 30% less energy than required by federal standards.
    Yes
  • EPEAT Qualified  The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) was designed to provide an environmental assessment tool for purchasers. In order to qualify for EPEAT, a product must meet all 23 required criteria.
    Yes
  • EPEAT Level  The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) was designed to provide an environmental assessment tool for purchasers. In order to qualify for EPEAT, a product must meet all 23 required criteria. Products are rated Bronze, Silver or Gold based on how many of 28 optional criteria they meet (below 50%, 50%, 75%).
    Gold
Graphics

  • Graphics Type  There are two types of graphics: dedicated/discrete graphics card and integrated graphics. A dedicated graphics card has its own random-access memory (RAM), its own cooling system, and dedicated power regulators, with all components designed specifically for processing video images. Integrated graphics is the video hardware that is integrated into the motherboard or the CPU. In a PC with integrated graphics, the graphics processor shares system resources (like memory) with the CPU.
    Integrated
  • Graphics Processing Unit/GPU
    Intel HD Graphics 6000
  • Video Memory Type
    Shared
Included

  • Optical Drive Type  An optical disk drive (ODD) uses a laser light to read data from or write data to an optical disc. These discs include CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs. This allows you to play music or watch movies using prerecorded discs.
    None
  • Built-In Webcam
    Yes
Processor

  • Processor Brand
    Intel
Network

  • Wireless Networking  This device can connect via Wi-Fi to other devices without using cables or cords.
    Wireless-A
Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Enabled  This device will connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices without the need for cables or cords. Many wireless printers, wireless speakers, wireless keyboards, wireless mice, wireless headphones, desktops, laptops, tablets, and cell phones are Bluetooth enabled.
    Yes
  • NFC Enabled  Near-field communication (NFC) enables two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication when the devices are no more than 2" apart. This wireless data transfer method detects and enables technology in close proximity to communicate without the need for an Internet connection.
    Yes
Display

  • Screen Resolution  Higher resolution equals better picture quality. Screens come in a range of resolutions (measured in pixels, horizontal x vertical). The higher the resolution the greater the picture quality.
    1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
  • Display Type
    LED
Feature

  • Touchpad Type
    Multi-Touch trackpad
  • Backlit Keyboard
    Yes
General

  • Speaker Type
    Stereo speakers
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-polymer
  • Year Introduced
    2016
  • Color
    Silver
  • Color Category
    Silver
  • Model Number
    MMGF2LL/A
Dimension

  • Height
    0.68 inches
  • Width
    12.8 inches
  • Depth
    8.94 inches
  • Weight
    2.96 pounds
Other

  • Product Name
    MacBook Air® (Latest Model) - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage
  • Brand
    Apple
  • UPC
    888462866019